I do not have a green thumb.
I used to. Many years ago.
At one time we had over 100 plants in our house. That sounds like a lot. It IS a lot. But at least half of those were seedlings and cuttings that I was nurturing. I was very much interested in grafting plants and starting plants from cuttings. Our children were young, I was home a lot, and it was a fun thing to do.
Our daughter, Jennifer, was very helpful; and she liked sweeping up the leaves that had fallen on the floor.
Fast forward.. a lot of years.
Things changed. I became busier, I had less time to spend on my plants, so I eventually only had 3-4 live plants in the house.
But then something ELSE happened. I lost my Green Thumb. My plants kept dying, no matter what I did. I switched to silk flowers for a while, then I started purchasing flowers and putting them in a vase. I’ve been happily doing that for a while.
But yesterday I saw quite a few pretty new purple flowers in our yard. This is new for me. Where we lived before moving here in 2014, we did not have the type of flowers in our yard that you could pick for a vase. I was excited to pick just one flower and bring it in. I very carefully placed it in water, in a vase, right by my kitchen sink where I could see it very easily.
One hour later… ONE HOUR…. I walked into the kitchen and saw this……….
I just stood there and said, “Seriously?”… to no one but myself. But now I say it to you. Seriously? I can’t keep a live flower in a vase for an hour?
I guess I’ll just have to enjoy the flowers when I’m outside.
Wishing YOU great gardening success!